As we discovered in tip #1, it is easy to get our priorities confused. Money is a very important part of our culture and our way of life in the 21st century. Because of that, we can put too much focus on money. We need to seek God not money. The following verses are just a few of the many verses in the Bible that remind us of this principle from God’s perspective.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1Timothy 6:10)
He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver; Nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity. (Ecclesiastes 5:10)
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24)
He (Uzziah) sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper. (2 Chronicles 26:5)
Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true before the Lord his God. And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered. (2 Chronicles 31:20-21)
As we seek God, it is impossible to predict how He will prosper each person. It may be with wealth, long life, or greater opportunities for service just to name a few of the possibilities. The truth remains, however, we should seek God not money. That is the wise choice.
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